The Hopkins Lab includes two formal presentation rooms and four private interview rooms, all equipped with video cameras and recording equipment. You can reserve a room to practice your presentation or oral skills on your own, or request assistance with any of the following services:

Develop a Personal Communication Plan

The staff at the Hopkins Communication Lab will help you create a personal communication plan that prepares you with 21st century communication skills. In the privacy of the lab, Carlow students, faculty and staff will use technology to practice and receive feedback for any communication situation.

Create Presentations 

Hopkins Lab faculty and tutors can help you with any phase of presentation development, so you can deliver your message with confidence.

  • Brainstorming
  • Outlining
  • Strategic argumentation
  • Practice and delivery
  • Speech anxiety

Improve Non-verbal Communication Skills

Non-verbal communication skills are a key component to effective communication. The Hopkins Lab provides practice and feedback in front of a camera or a tutor so you can learn to control your non-verbal communication.

  • Eye contact
  • Body movement
  • Gestures
  • Tone of voice
  • Facial expressions
  • Volume
  • Pronunciation
  • Speed of delivery

Design Effective Visual Aids

Visual aids engage your audience, and they are often expected in most 21st century communication settings. The Hopkins Communication Lab staff provide suggestions and guidelines to explore, choose, and create the perfect visual aid for your next presentation.

  • PowerPoint
  • Professional-quality posters
  • Graphs and charts